Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Hayden's Brooklyn Hunter Featured in Sports Illustrated

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Hayden's Brooklyn Hunter Featured in Sports Illustrated

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The latest issue of "Sports Illustrated" features Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, college football, the NFL, Major League Baseball ... and Brooklyn Hunter.

The Hayden freshman, who was a state champion in two sports this fall, is featured in the Faces in the Crowd section of the Nov. 16 issue of SI, on sale now.

Hunter won the Class 4A singles championship in tennis and was a starter for Hayden's volleyball team that won the 4A Division II state championship two weeks later.

Family friend Tim McManus nominated Hunter for Faces in the Crowd and Brooklyn knew she was being considered, but was surprised when the issue came out.

"Tim put me in for it and (SI) said I was a candidate, but I didn't know," Hunter said. "I just hoped for the best that I was in it and I thought that would be really cool. …

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